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Rough Trade Shops’ Top 100 LPs of 2018

Shame at Music Hall of Williamsburg
Shame at MHOW, 2018 (more by Ester Segretto)

Always first out of the gate at end-of-year list season, Rough Trade Shops has just released its Best Albums of 2018 list. The mostly UK chain gives the the #1 spot goes to Shame‘s Songs of Praise, and not far behind, similarly, is IDLESJoy As An Act of Resistance came in at #3. In between those two is Everything Is Recorded, the project from XL Recordings head Richard Russell featuring Sampha, Kamasi Washington, Syd, Rachel Zeffira (Cat’s Eyes) and more.

The rest of their Top 10 includes Khruangbin‘s Con Todo El Mundo, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever‘s Hope Downs, former Yuck frontman Daniel Blumberg‘s Minus, Goat Girl’s self-titled debut, Mark PetersInnerland, Courtney Barnett‘s Tell Me How You Really Feel, and Oh SeesSmote Reverser.

Elsewhere in Rough Trade’s Top 100 are records by Mitski, Parquet Courts, Christine and the Queens, Soccer Mommy, John Prine, Amyl and the Sniffers, Yves Tumor, Kamasi Washington, John Grant, Pusha T, Caroline Rose, Joy Formidable, Father John Misty, Adrianne Lenker, Beach House, Jon Hopkins, The Shacks, Bodega, Let’s Eat Grandma, and more. Check out Rough Trade’s full Top 100 LPs of 2018 list, below.

What’s your #1 of the year?

ROUGH TRADE SHOPS BEST LPs OF 2018
1. Shame – Songs of Praise

2. Everything Is Recorded – Everything Is Recorded

3. IDLES – Joy As An Act Of Resistance

4. Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo

5. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Hopes Downs

6. Daniel Blumberg – Minus

7. Goat Girl – Goat Girl

8. Mark Peters – Innerland

9. Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel

10. Oh Sees – Smote Reverser

11. Let’s Eat Grandma – I’m All Ears

12. Bodega – Endless Scroll

13. Nils Frahm -All Melody

14. Amyl and the Sniffers – Big Attraction and Giddy Up (UK Version)

15. Leon Vynehall – Nothing Is Still

16. The Orielles – Silver Dollar Moment

17. Mastersystem – Dance Music

18. Yves Tumor – Safe In The Hands of Love

19. LUMP – Lump

20. Superorganism – Superorganism

21. Interpol – Marauder

22. Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth

23. Mitski – Be The Cowboy

24. Fatoumata Diawara -Fenfo

25. Caroline Rose – Loner

26. John Grant -Love Is Magic

27. Young Fathers -Cocoa Sugar

28. Daniel Avery – Song For Alpha

29. Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer

30. Josh T Pearson – The Straight Hits!

31. Pusha T – Daytona

32. The Internet – Hive Mind

33. Gabe Gurnsey – //Physical//

34. Gwenno – Le Kov

35. Adrianne Lenker – Abysskiss

36. Confidence Man – Confident Music For Confident People

37. Anna Calvi – Hunter

38. Dream Wife – Dream Wife

39. Connan Mockasin – Jassbusters

40. Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!

41. Manic Street Preachers – Resistance Is Futile

42. Soccer Mommy – Clean

43. Lily Allen – No Shame

44. Phosphorescent – C’est La Vie

45. Olafur Arnalds – re:member

46. Spiritualized – And Nothing Hurt

47. Mattiel – Mattiel

48. Django Django – Marble Skies

49. Rex Orange County – Apricot Princess

50. Low – Double Negative

51. The Joy Formidable – AAARTH

52. Boy Azooga – 1,2, Kung Fu!

53. Ady Suleiman – Memories

54. Tom Misch – Geography

55. Ezra Furman – Transangelic Exodus

56. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex and Food

57. Warmduscher – Whale City

58. Tracyanne and Danny – Tracyanne and Danny

59. Maribou State – Kingdoms In Colour

60. Beak> – >>>

61. Sunflower Bean – Twentytwo in Blue

62. Protoje – A Matter Of Time

63. Christine and the Queens – Chris

64. John Prine – The Tree of Forgiveness

65. Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino

66. Beach House – 7

67. Our Girl – Stranger Today

68. Slaves – Acts Of Fear And Love

69. The Goon Sax – We’re Not Talking

70. Jon Hopkins – Singularity

71. Kristin Hersh – Possible Dust Clouds

72. Hinds – I Don’t Run

73. Chris Carter – Chemistry Lessons Volume 1

74. Sons of Kemet – Your Queen is a Reptile

75. White Denim – Performance

76. Johnny Marr – Call The Comet

77. Hollie Cook – Vessels of Love

78. Insecure Men – Insecure Men

79. Here Lies Man – You Will Know Nothing

80. Jon Spencer – Spencer Sings The Hits

81. Snail Mail – Lush

82. Echo Ladies – Pink Noise

83. Pete Astor – One for the Ghost

84. Tirzah – Devotion

85. Pearl Charles – Sleepless Dreamer

86. Field Music – Open Here

87. Kamaal Williams – The Return

88. Chilly Gonzales – Solo Piano III

89. Odetta Hartman – Old Rockhounds Never Die

90. Mien – Mien

91. Courtney Marie Andrews – May Your Kindness Remain

92. Pinkshinyultrablast – Miserable Miracles

93. Gaz Coombes – World’s Strongest Man

94. Gazelle Twin – Pastoral

95. Villagers – The Art of Pretending to Swim

96. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – King of Cowards

97. The Go! Team – Semicircle

98. Gruff Rhys – Babelsberg

99. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Distant Sky Live in Copenhagen

100. The Shacks – Haze

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